They said it couldn’t be done! The well coordinated multinational plan for Rotary Clubs in multiple Districts from all over the Great Lakes Watershed from Lake Superior to the Saint Lawrence River to clean up the area as part of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 24 was beset by ever changing challenges. Border closings, delays on COVID vaccinations, surging infections and ever changing restrictions on the scope and size of gatherings all made the skeptics say that this little Bi-National Club could not make a difference.
The Small but Mighty Lewiston/NOTL Club mobilized those of us who were not in lockdown and WE DID IT!
The Club hauled almost 100 lbs. of rubbish out of the US side of the Lower Niagara River, aided by NYS Parks employees who were delighted to help us haul it to the dump. Some of our favorite items were “unmentionable” clothing items, shotgun shells, dead (non human) things, kites, shoes, diapers and large cast iron pipes and grates.
Our little Rotary Club can’t do everything, but we “play the cards we are dealt” and do what we can with what we have.